Happy Homemaker Monday - 10/05/20158:18 AM
Good morning dear friends, how is your Monday looking so far?
I know this post is going up a little later than usual, but I've been so busy with my brothers trying to sort out my gran's care. She is not in ICU anymore, they have moved her to a normal ward, but they want to release her sometime this week, problem is that she is going to need frail care. Now we are scrambling to see what is available and what she can afford etc. Decisions are so hard at this point.
Anyway, hence the reason I've been late getting this post up, but nevermind that, let's get right on with it.
Oh and you'll probably notice that some of the categories are different. I've decided that I've done so many of these HHM posts over so many years, and sometimes I want to go back and change up the categories and use some that I haven't in a while. Feel free to do the same, long as you're using old HHM posts, it's all good, I only ask that you don't add your own in, because then....well, it really wouldn't be my Happy Homemaker Monday feature anymore, would it? :)
The weather in my neck of the woods:
62 degrees and cloudy. We are supposed to have some rain this week which will be so nice. It's finally starting to feel like a proper Fall.
Things that make me happy:
Sitting at my living room window, working on the computer and enjoying this view.
Book I'm reading:
Ok I have to be honest, save for a few review books that I read, I haven't picked anything up in forever. I'm thinking though that now that the weather is cooling down, I'm going to take a look through my bookshelf, and Kindle, and pick out some good ones to read. I miss a good book.
What's on my TV today:
Been fascinated with Prison/Jail documentaries, so been watching quite a bit of those on YouTube
On the menu for dinner:
Beef Baked with Yogurt and Pepper, Steamed Rice
On my To Do List:
Finish off laundry, iron and put away
New Recipe I tried or want to try soon:
Jasmine and I tried a new Lemon Meringue Pie yesterday and it turned out so good.
Looking forward to this week:
Just hoping for some peace and quiet and rest, really, that's all I am wanting right now
Tips and Tricks:
I recently came across a great post to keep on hand. It's at Common Sense Homesteading and it talks about and teaches us how to do substitutions in the kitchen. Let's face it, as much as we may think that we have everything on hand, sometimes we forget to buy a certain item or replenish it in the pantry. It's nice to know that you can still make what you want with some clever substitutions.
My favorite blog post this week:
I have been pretty good about reading blogs lately through my Feedly account, but I have to admit, I didn't do any reading the past 10 days, just haven't been able to or had the brain to sit down and do it. I'll probably look through some today.
A newly discovered blog or youtube channel you would like to share with the readers:
I've come across some really neat vlogs over on Youtube, as well as some great documentary channels. The first one is WorldWide Prison Documentaries. Another one I really enjoy is Lily Pebbles. Check them both out.
No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):
Lesson learned the past few days:
Oh goodness, so many lessons, especially in regards to my grandmother being so close to death. I've learned that in times of need, those we think will be there are not, and some we don't expect step forward in more ways than one. I've also learned that in this day and age of social media, we spend way too much time and energy on things and people who DON'T deserve it, often times placing ourselves in a spot to be insulted, attacked and demeaned, when we really should be not allowing it, and rather spending our efforts on things that matter.
I've once again been reminded of how toxic and absolutely awful Facebook really is, you can't post on there anymore without someone immediately assuming you're talking about them, and attacking you for it. People are just not happy anymore, it seems and their sadness and anger and bad moods are being projected onto those that just want to have a good life and mind their own business, so with that said. It's time for me to once again take a break from Facebook, I did last year when I took a couple months off and it felt AMAZING. Time to do it again, though this time, I'm not actually sure if I'll ever come back. I will be posting on Instagram rather, so you can follow me along there if you wish :)
On my mind:
The decisions we are now being forced to make for her care
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: